THE DREADED CHANGE OF SEASONS WHICH AFFECTS ALL FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERERS…

It’s that time of year that all Fibromyalgia sufferers dread. As the seasons change from summer to autumn then winter (unless you are in Ozz :)) we know we will definitely have to suffer more than normal until our bodies adapt to the different temperatures.

Some top tips to help you cope with this which I have written about before are –

  1. Studies show that a warm or hot bath can have a therapeutic effect.
  2. Make sure if you are going out that you dress in layers, that way if it gets warm you can take a layer off but if its cool you will not feel the drop in temperature.
  3. Check the weather daily as the season starts to prepare for each day.
  4. Pull out the heat pad to use just before you go for a sleep or a rest in the daytime.
  5. Make sure you are not in a draft.
  6. Try hand warmers, Stephen Soloway, MD, a rheumatologist says they can ease fibromyalgia.
  7. Cut down on alcohol as it can dilate blood vessels and cause heat loss.
  8. Make sure you get as much sleep as possible.

A poem to finish this post –

Dear Lord, please help me at this difficult time,
When the weather changes and gives me a very hard time,
My friendly Fibro gives me pain everywhere,
While it decides which season it wants to bear.

Backache, neck ache, even finger ache to name but a few,
It just gets tooo much for you know who,
I know when Spring has sprung I’ll be in less pain,
But until then Lord, can you hurry up and decide even if it’s going to rain.

 

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